Monday, October 28, 2019

Buea: all the good works Patrick Ekema did for Paul Biya

Ekema reportedly succumbed to death at IDIMED Polyclinic, Koloko - Bonapriso Street in Douala, following a malaise. It is believed that the mayor of Buea, the heart of a lion, had a heart attack Sunday morning, although rumors seem to indicate that he could have been poisoned Saturday night.

Born on September 26, 1976, Ekema became famous when he welcomed President Paul Biya to Buea in February 2014, on the occasion of the country's independence and reunification celebrations.

He was elected council counselor of Buea in the two elections of 2007. He will later become the first deputy mayor until a quarrel between him and the then mayor kept him out of business. advice.

When Mayor Mbella Moki Charles was elected to the Senate's pioneering Legislative Assembly in April 2013, Ekema Patrick Esunge resurfaced to claim the mayor's seat. It was then installed on Monday, May 27, 2013 in the council room of Buea to complete the mandate of Charles Mbella Moki.

In the municipal elections of September 30, 2013, the CPDM list was selected in Buea and on October 16, 2013, Ekema Patrick received a new mandate as mayor of Buea - a mandate that was due to expire on February 29, 2020.

On November 22, 2013, Ekema told the people of Buea that "the change has come to Buea". His words: "The change came to Buea. Ekema Patrick Esunge, mayor of Buea Town Hall, thanks the entire population for his fervent support and his promise to bring development to the municipality of Buea. "

Indeed, Ekema brought the change to Buea. He replaced Buea from "the city of legendary hospitality" by Mbella Moki as "city of excellence". He realized many projects although the project of 2.5 billion FCFA of the central market of Buea never came into being.

His friends were as numerous as his enemies. It is chaired by Councilor Molinge Ikome David (from happy memory), Councilman Victor Julius Ngoh, Councilman Thomson Kinge, Councilman Njie Mandenge, Fourth Deputy Mayor Comfort Ojongnkpot and the first Chief Mayor Emmanuel Motomby Mbome. dismissed "from the council.

Ekema escaped from the race to become rdpc Fako III section president in 2015. Something about his advanced certificate having problems, as well as being photographed by a nude photographer put Ekema on almost all the lips.

His struggle against separatist tendencies in Buea earned him multiple recognitions, the latest being a recognition of the traditional leaders of the Southern region. In July 2019, the traditional leaders of the South Chiefs Conference crowned Ekema "Nyamoto Kpwatolo" - the great warrior - for his unprecedented courage.

Ekema was married and had many children. He was a member of the Christian Men Fellowship (CMF) of the Presbyterian Church in Cameroon and was venerated at PC Molyko. Ekema unfortunately stopped going to church as a result of apparent disagreements with church leaders.